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[15 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Donates $1 Million to OneOrlando Fund in Wake of Mass Shooting

The Walt Disney Company announced that it has made a $1 million cash commitment to the OneOrlando Fund in the wake of the mass shooting that took place in Orlando last weekend.
The fund was set up by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dryer to assist those who were affected by the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
Eligible donations from Disney employees will be matched “dollar for dollar” by the Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said everyone with Disney …

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[4 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
WestJet Unveils Custom-Painted Aircraft Featuring Sorcerer Mickey

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Sorcerer Mickey on the tail of the “Magic Plane” from WestJet.
The plane was unveiled this week by WestJet, WestJet Vacations, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (Canada) and took its inaugural flight on December 3, flying from Calgary to Orlando.
The plane features Sorcerer Mickey on the tail with stars swirling around the fuselage and the wings plus images of the fireworks at Cinderella’s Castle. And according to WestJet, the images on the two sides of the aircraft are mirror images in all aspects …

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[7 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney BlanketEARs Knit Items for Donation to Charity

Last week, the Disney BlanketEARs worked together to knit and crochet items to various charitable organizations in and around Central Florida. The BlanketEARS, founded in 2007, started small – once a week, they would get together and knit caps for military personnel deployed overseas.
Throughout the years, the BlanketEARs have expanded greatly and now stitch together a variety of items such as baby caps, pet mats and blankets. Once a month, the organization meets to work on several projects as well as learn a new skill in order to be more …

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[25 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Best Friends Coming to Walt Disney World with Free Treats for Canines

This weekend, the Best Friends Pet Care Treat Truck will be heading to Walt Disney World Resort bringing free cookies and ice cream to canines. The truck will be making stops at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Dog Park, downtown Celebration and at Best Friends Pet Care on Bonnet Creek Parkway beginning Thursday, January 26 until February 4.
Various community dog parks in Orlando, Apopka, Kissimmee and Winter Garden will also see a visit from the Treat Truck.
Best Friends is the exclusive pet care provider for the Walt Disney World Resort, and they’ve …

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[29 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Enter to Win a Trip Aboard the Disney Fantasy Before its Maiden Voyage

Enter HGTV’s Sailing in Grand Style Sweepstakes, and you could be the lucky grand prize winner who receives a preview cruise aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Fantasy – before its maiden voyage on March 31, 2012!
One lucky winner will receive a three night cruise for four people aboard the Disney Fantasy, as well deluxe oceanview stateroom accommodations. All meals, tips, taxes, fees and transportation to Port Canaveral, as well as airfare to and from Orlando, will also be included. The preview cruise will depart March 26, 2012.
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[21 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS and Orlando Work to “Green” a Local Neighborhood

In collaboration with Green-Up Orlando and Keep Orlando Beautiful, nearly 100 Disney VoluntEARS worked to help “green and clean” a local Orlando neighborhood last weekend.
The VoluntEARS and the City of Orlando planted oak, crepe-myrtle, and magnolia trees along the neighborhood streets, and helped clean up debris and trash – including a few signs from the local waterway, Lake Fran.
The immediate impact of the project was clear, but Disney VoluntEARS and Orlando both wanted to make an impact on long-term preservation of local wildlife and their habitats, as well.
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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Other Disney Ventures Ultimately Bring Visitors to Parks, Weiss Says

At a Disney-organized event last week, Al Weiss, president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, explained to attendees that non-park projects are expected to draw new-to-Disney guests to the parks.  Says Weiss, “By creating memories for guests in a different category of travel, guests are more inclined to book a trip to Orlando.”
The idea behind Disney’s standalone resorts, cruise ships and “flanker” ventures is to entice those who are unfamiliar with the Disney brand to visit the theme parks by introducing them to the brand in a …

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Star Sighting:  Lady Gaga Spotted at Disney After Sold Out Concert In Orlando

What does Lady Gaga do after selling out the brand-spanking-new Amway Center in Orlando?  Why, she goes to Disney World, of course!
The superstar singer and provocateur was spotted - and tweeted about – by several fans this past Saturday around Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Later, Disney released this swell photo of Lady Gaga and Snow White’s Evil Queen stepmother. 
Photo copyright Disney; Todd Anderson, photographer. 
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[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
‘Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo’ Reveals New Rapunzel Wedding Gown

Although we saw the debut of Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo  last year, the designer has added another gown to the collection – Rapunzel!
Hot on the heels of Disney’s movie Tangled,the Rapunzel gown captures the essence of the beloved Disney character. Because of the success of the film, designer Michael Shettel created a gorgeous Rapunzel-inspired bridal gown with unique elements and artistic qualities that reflect the character.
The Cinderella Platinum wedding gown was also part of the press preview on April 8th at EZ Studios in New York. The Cinderella …

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[8 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Win Amazing Prizes at D23′s Great Disney Scavenger Hunt

D23′s Great Disney Scavenger Hunt, held May 12-13, 2011, promises to be an exciting adventure for Official Disney Fan Club members and non-members alike!
This year, the top 10 teams will be able to take home some amazing prizes, including various collectibles and goodies from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Adventures by Disney, Walt Disney Records, the Walt Disney Collectors Society, Walt Disney Publishing and the Walt Disney Archives.
The first place team, however, will win an awesome prize pack from Disney Cruise Line – a 3-night …